Deb Shafto

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Deb Shafto
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Former candidate for
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthNew Hampshire
Campaign website
Deb Shafto (b. New Hampshire) was a Green Party candidate for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the 2014 elections. Deb Shafto lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Shafto was a 2012 Green Party candidate for District 147 of the Texas House of Representatives.


Shafto moved to New York City after high school. She sold insurance, worked as a waitress and for a moving and storage company. She then bought and ran her own company for 10 years, worked in a treatment facility for disturbed adolescents and ran a group home for them.

Shafto then moved to Texas where she worked as a union organizer, went to college and earned her Master's of Education.[1]



See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Shafto ran for election to the office of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Shafto sought the Green Party nomination.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
Texas Comptroller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Hegar 58.4% 2,697,877
     Democrat Mike Collier 37.7% 1,742,119
     Libertarian Ben Sanders 3% 136,869
     Green Deb Shafto 1% 44,981
Total Votes 4,621,846
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shafto ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 147. Shafto ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Garnet Coleman (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 147, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGarnet Coleman Incumbent 92.2% 43,589
     Green Deb Shafto 7.8% 3,683
Total Votes 47,272


See also: Texas gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Shafto faced Bill White (D), Rick Perry (R), and Kathie Glass (L) in the general election for Governor of Texas on November 2, 2010. Perry won the election.

Governor of Texas, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Perry Incumbent 55% 2,737,481
     Democratic Bill White 42.3% 2,106,395
     Libertarian Kathie Glass 2.2% 109,211
     Green Deb Shafto 0.4% 19,516
     Write-In Andy Barron 0.1% 7,267
Total Votes 4,979,870
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State

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